Laois Le Chéile Cruinniú na nÓg 2022

Laois Le Chéile – Laois Together, Laois Music Centre, Portlaoise, 1-4pm

Laois Le Chéile – Laois Together’ is a welcome opportunity to bring music and integration to the heart of Portlaoise – underpinned with the dynamic richness of Laois’s new communities: young people and their families. Portlaoise is one of the most culturally positive and diverse towns in Ireland with one in five Portlaoise people being non-Irish and 94 nationalities living in Laois speaking 57 languages. This exciting cultural event is an opportunity to interact with others – creating bridges to trust, respect, and understanding across cultures. Programme to date below – full details at



Main Stage
1pm – Bandwagon House Band – Music Generation Laois (MGL) Team
1.15 – Jeca The Clown – Demo of tricks, skills…
1.30 – MGL House Band – with children from Montague and Hibernian DP Centres
2.00 – Beat Goes On – Ollie Tunmer to give a demo before inviting people into Workshop
2.15 – Ukrainian Dancer (
2.30 – MGL House Band – with Lisa from Georgia
& Open Mic with MGL House Band
3.00 – Laois Africa Beats
3.30 – Afro Brazilian Criola Dance Company
3.50 – MGL House Band

1.15 – 1.45 – Early Years Workshops – 2x half hour slots
1.45 – 2.15 – Drumming Circle with Eddie O’Neill
2.15 – 2.45 – Beat Goes On with Ollie Tunmer
2.45 – 3.15 – Ukulele Taster Workshop – Come Try a Ukulele – Open to all – Orlaith Nic Ghearailt, Seachtain na Gaeilge & Feachtais Feasachta (interactive conversation)

Laois Le Chéile – Laois Together is partnership initiative between Laois Integration Network, Music Generation Laois, Laois Partnership and Creative Ireland Laois and is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme in partnership with Laois County Council, Local Live Performance Support Scheme, Laois Partnership Company, and Conradh na Gaeilge.

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